Hey guys, Idk if you have seen my posts around here as of late but I am a complete networking noob. I was hired on at a local real estate company in town to over sea the network and all of the user's computers and printers. I was extremely clear to my employer that I was a novice when it comes to networking and he said that is fine and hired me anyways and to be honest, I am getting by. I am trying my best to utilize this opportunity and learn as much as possible about this server and gain a good belt of experience operating windows server.
Currently we are running windows server 2003 (yes i know the support ends in july but we are using this only as a file server so its really nbd, I have explained to my employer the cost of upgrading the server and the software and he doesn't think its worth it) and we don't even have our users logging into the domain. basically, from what it seems, this server just acts as another computer but this one has a shared drive on it that everyone in the office can access.
So, basically what i have done just for experience is I logged into the server via my computer using "mstsc", i messed around with AD, added users, removed users, and I am in the process of installing a professional version of windows on a VM so I can attempt to login to the domain and see what kind of functions I will have with a domain account on the server. BASICALLY, i just want some tasks, like homework I guess, that can show me the ins and outs of a server environment.
Can anyone please point me in the right direction here? Give me some homework. give me some ideas to try out. I literally have way too much time here. If i'm not watching or reading comptia books or nuggets (which i believe the information is extremely bloated and irrelevant) than I am watching DBZ and playing clash of clans. I need more knowledge so once again, someone please, set me up with some tasks to try out to broaden my horizons. Thank you